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a collection of photos that the Paris-based photographer took in China between the early 1970s and 2018.Re

上海后花园女神会所leased in April, the Chinese-language work is a vivid portrait documenting the course of the nation’s dev

elopment over the past four decades, offering both a grand historic account and a personal perspective of China.

The photo capturing the moment from Li’s childhood featured in Color of China is on show at Barbey上海后花园

‘s solo exhibition of the same name, which runs at the National Art Museum of China through Sunday.

The exhibition and the publication of the book coincide with the 70th anniversary of

上海后花园the founding of People’s Republic of China, which will be officially celebrated on Oct 1.

Barbey is also among several members of the French Academy of Fine Arts, one of the five academ

ies of the Institut de France, whose artworks have been exhibited at the Beijing museum this year.上海后花园女神会所

These shows mark this year’s 55th anniversary of the formal establishment of Sino-French diplomatic relations.

In one section of the exhibition, photos depicting China’s modern, rapidly-urbanizing cityscap

上海后花园es are projected onto large screen. Another section displays the color images that Barbey captured during his

first two visits to the country in 1973 and 1980, including the photo of Li’s accordion lessons, which evoke a strong feel上海后花园

ing of nostalgia among visitors. They are part of a donation of 70 photos by Barbey to the museum.

上海后花园女神会所Barbey first came to China as a member of a French delegation led by Georges Pompidou w

ho served as France’s president from 1969 until his death in 1974. Accompanying the French dele

gation helped him to extend his visa and stay in China for two more weeks-which he regarded as “very lucky” since trav

el in the country was relatively restricted to Westerners at that time, Barbey tells China Daily.上海后花园女神会所

Barbey returned to China in 1980, this time with his wife Caroline. They traveled extensively around the country, photographing and filming for more than five w

上海后花园eeks in Beijing, Shanghai, Sichuan province and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Before he came to China, Barbey’s impression of the country was larg

ely based on photos taken by his famed predecessors at the renowned inte上海后花园女神会所

rnational photography agency, Magnum Photos, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Marc Riboud.

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